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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 205: Apocryphal Iconography: Integration and Adaptation

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Teodora Artimon, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Trivent Publishing, Budapest
Paper 205-aThe Importance of Apocryphal Sources in St James Iconography
(Language: English)
Andrea D'Apruzzo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Index terms: Art History - General, Hagiography
Paper 205-bApostolorum Gloriosissimus Princeps: 'St Peter Healing the Sick with His Shadow' in Late Medieval Painting between Acts and The Golden Legend - A Critical Appraisal
(Language: English)
Gerd Mathias Micheluzzi, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hagiography
Paper 205-cApocryphal Sources: Significant Contributors to the Depiction and Interpretation of the Annunciation in Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Marilyn Gasparini, Independent Scholar, New York
Index terms: Art History - General, Hagiography

The session is devoted to the integration and adaptation of apocryphal sources in the construction of medieval iconographies. It highlights the contribution of Apocrypha in the following contexts: development of hagiographic characters' visual representations in various contexts; their function in local/regional cults, such as that of the Virgin Mary; the process of iconography stratification and iconographic syncretism. The session also highlights the importance hagiographic/apocryphal constructions in the attraction of pilgrims or in the process of emphasizing Roman primacy.